The Top 15 Sustainable Cities In The U.S.

The Pacific Northwest trumps this year's rankings, although a number of older East Coast cities also make the top ten. Criteria considered include commitment to public health, the local economy, and citizens and city cooperation on long-term goals.

"Portland, Ore., is the big city doing the best job of making its resources sustainable for future generations to enjoy without passing on a major cost burden, a new study says.

Portland ranked highest among the 50 largest U.S. cities for using its assets and infrastructure wisely, keeping money in the local economy and being prepared for the unexpected, according to a study from SustainLane.com, a nonpartisan online community site for healthy, sustainable living that's based in San Francisco."

Full Story: Big Northwest cities are 'most sustainable'

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